What to Do with Extra Milk

From cheese to butter to extra protein for hogs and chickens, milk is a versatile product for any homestead.

Mozzarella stretching
Mozzarella is stretched until it becomes smooth.
Butter and buttermilk
After cream turns to butter in the churn, the buttermilk must be strained off. From left: buttermilk in a jar, Nora (the author’s niece) with butter and the butter churn.
Milk equipment and products
Equipment and products of the home dairy, clockwise from top left: cheese press, milk containers, butter churn, butter, ricotta, cream cheese and cheddar.

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